Bell's Best Brown - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Batch 8745, Packaged on 9/11/08.
Poured with a large head, off white foam that dimpled nicely and retained good depth. Very compact bubbles. Dark red/brown.
Smell is nutty with some toffee and milk. Minor noble hops spicing.
Tastes like a hybrid between a brown ale and a sweet stout (and given that this is a Bell's beer I shouldn't really be surprised at the stout creeping in). The combination works well -- has the roasted aspects of a stout but in a very subdued, sweeter fashion. A coffee/Hershey's syrup/Nutella blend comes through at the end with some minty hops that add a touch of dryness. Some nonspecific fruit and honey on the front.
Mouthfeel is very wet and creamy, I kept expecting a drier beer from the taste. Carbonation comes and goes smoothly with a strong peak. Sweet and smooth on the finish.
Definitely tasty and sessionable -- a good spin on the brown ale style and a solid fall seasonal.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2008 00:47:42 | More by semihobo
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